Vermont at Cedar Creek

Vermont at Cedar Creek (HM1HJ5)

Location: Middletown, VA 22645 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.172', W 78° 17.559'

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Vermont soldiers played an important role in the Union victory at Cedar Creek. In a desperate stand made to slow the early morning onslaught of confederate Jubal Early's army, the Eighth Vermont Regiment lost 110 of its 164 men engaged. The First Vermont Brigade held the central position in the mid-morning stand that finally brought Early's attack to a halt. the battered Eighth Vermont was the first Union regiment to break the Confederate line in the afternoon Union counterattack. In that attack the First Vermont Cavalry captured 23 cannon and three battle flags.
HM NumberHM1HJ5
Year Placed2014
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 734387 N 4322432
Decimal Degrees39.01953333, -78.29265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.172', W 78° 17.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 10.32" N, 78° 17' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8214-8334 US-11, Middletown VA 22645, US
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